Thursday, June 2, 2011

SHARE THE ROAD!! You might just save a cyclist's life.

About 11 days ago, a member of Boardtown Runners and owner of a Boardtown Bikes, was struck by a vehicle while out for a training ride in Clay County. Though the cyclist was wearing a helmet, she suffered life threatening injuries and remains in the CCU in Tupelo hospital. Though I only know this cyclist through casual conversation, I feel like these accidents are just becoming much more frequent...possibly our cellphones are part of the blame.

I urge anyone that sends the occasional "text-while-driving" to STOP. You may just save a life. If you have time to WAIT on that phone call, or pull over to the side of the road, please do! Your friendly cyclist thanks you!

A direct quote from NEWS360.com, "At least three cyclists have died and several others have been injured in the past couple years after vehicles slammed into them on Northeast"

Read more:NEMS360.com - Struck Starkville cyclist clings to life (the comments on this article are extremely interesting if you are into that sort of thing.)


If you would like to support the "Share The Road" movement, please join them on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Share-the-Road/234910034906?ref=ts&sk=wall
and/or copy the image above to your facebook or blog. There are a ton of different images available if you search google images. There is probably a "share the road" organization in your state, all you have to do is search for it.

If you need help doing any of these things, please message me or comment.

SHARE THE ROAD! You may just save a life!

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